Top Shelf Tuesday - Killzone 3, Bulletstorm, and Due Date
Another Tuesday is upon us, which means it’s time to crack open the wallet and drop some duckets on quality entertainment. That’s where Top Shelf Tuesday comes in. It’s our duty to skim the top so you’re on-point when the money drops.
Source: Guerrilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment
PlayStation 3 exclusives have been hit or miss so far, but Killzone 3 releases this Tuesday, and according to our brethren over at GameTrailers, it finds the mark. This futuristic first-person shooter has a compelling single-player campaign where you attempt to wipe out the red-eyed Helghast with a battery of out-of-this-world weapons or take to the skies with jetpacks. But where you’ll really get your money’s worth is from the crazy deep multiplayer modes where you and a battalion of friends can take on all comers in a variety of compelling modes. Best of all, if you chucked out the cash for a 3D TV and have yet to really get your money’s worth from it, Killzone 3 has the best in-game 3D we’ve seen so far. If you don’t own a PS3 you’re not completely left out this week as Bulletstorm is hitting shelves for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. Yet another first-person shooter, this one is as raw as they come—essentially rewarding you with bonuses for killing enemies as creatively as possible. It’s already stirred the conservative beehive, which means it’s pretty much awesome. You can’t go wrong with either game, so peel some bills from your wallet with confidence.
Source: Warner Bros.
As most of you already know, Due Date is the Todd Phillips road trip comedy starring Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Galifianakis, and Jamie Foxx. Due Date is the story about a high strung father-to-be (Downey) and an aspiring actor (Galifianakis) who go on a cross country road trip to Los Angeles so Downey can arrive in time to see his child's birth. The Blu-ray edition of the film features a hilarious gag reel, deleted scenes and an action mashup. This is easily one of the funniest films of the year and Downey and Galifianakis are seriously a joy to watch from start to finish. Get it.
Underneath the Pine is the second full-length LP by multi-instrumentalist Toro Y Moi. Going by the stage name Toro Y Moi, Chazwick Bundick has taken on many musical forms since he began recording back in 2007, but now has stuck to producing some of the smoothest as well as intricate pop arrangements the indie world has ever heard. This kid is unbelievably talented and should not be ignored. Jump on the train now before he blows up, guys.